THE DEAN F. FAILEY GRANT

Named in honor of the Decorative Arts Trust’s late board member Dean F. Failey, a noted scholar of Long Island material culture, Failey Grants support noteworthy research, exhibition, and publication projects in the field of American decorative arts. The Trust awards one $5,000 grant per year. Organizations wishing to apply must submit a formal application letter by October 31, 2018.  The letter must describe the nature of the project and its impact on the field. Please include CV’s for the project’s primary curator(s), author(s), and/or researcher(s) as well as a project budget. Special consideration will be given to projects that employ or are led by young professionals in the museum field. The Trust’s selection will be announced by November 30, with grant funds available as early as January 1, 2019.

Past recipients of the Dean F. Failey Grant are:

  • 2018: Exhibition, Furniture Study Galleries, Yale University Art Gallery, Fall 2019
  • 2017: Publication, Elias Pelletreau,Silversmith, Patriot, and Entrepreneur, Fall 2018
  • 2016: Exhibition, Elias Pelletreau, Long Island’s Paul Revere, Long Island Museum of American Art, Fall 2018

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